SAMOS XII Keynotes and Beachnote

The agenda of the conference includes three keynotes and one beachnote. The speakers are listed in the following.


Prof. Edward A. Lee
University of California, Berkeley, United States

Edward A. Lee is the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor and former chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) department at U.C. Berkeley. His research interests center on design, modeling, and simulation of embedded, real-time computational systems. He is a director of Chess, the Berkeley Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems, and is the director of the Berkeley Ptolemy project. He is co-author of five books and numerous papers. He has led the development of several influential open-source software packages, notably Ptolemy and its various spinoffs. His bachelors degree (B.S.) is from Yale University (1979), his masters (S.M.) from MIT (1981), and his Ph.D. from U. C. Berkeley (1986). From 1979 to 1982 he was a member of technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, in the Advanced Data Communications Laboratory. He is a co-founder of BDTI, Inc., where he is currently a Senior Technical Advisor, and has consulted for a number of other companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator, and won the 1997 Frederick Emmons Terman Award for Engineering Education.

John Goodacre
ARM, Cambridge, United Kingdom

John Goodacre, Director, Program Management, ARM Processor Division. John joined ARM in February 2002 and took responsibility for their platform architecture. Today he is Director of Program Management focused on various programs around the application processor’s technology roadmap including the definition and market development of the ARM MPCore multicore processor technology. Prior to working at ARM, he specialized in enterprise software having worked for Microsoft for 5 years, firstly as Group Program Manager in the Exchange Server group and latterly as the manager of a team developing mobile phones software. Graduating from the University of York with a BSc in Computer Science, John has over 20 years experience of realizing new technologies in the engineering industry.

Oskar Mencer
Maxeler Technologies, London, United Kingdom

Prior to founding Maxeler, Oskar was Member of Technical Staff at the Computing Sciences Center at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, leading the effort in "Stream Computing". He joined Bell Labs after receiving a PhD from Stanford University. Besides driving Maximum Performance Computing (MPC) at Maxeler, Oskar is Consulting Professor in Geophysics at Stanford University and he is also affiliated with the Computing Department at Imperial College London, having received two Best Paper Awards, an Imperial College Research Excellence Award in 2007 and a Special Award from Com.sult in 2012 for "revolutionising the world of computers".


Prof. Yale N. Patt
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States

Yale Patt is the Ernest Cockrell, Jr., Centennial Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the research of eight PhD students while enjoying an active consulting practice with several microprocessor manufacturers. He regularly teaches the required Introduction to Computing course to more than 400 freshmen, and his advanced graduate course in Microarchitecture to those planning careers as cutting‐edge computer architects. Some of his research ideas have ended up in the cutting‐edge chips of Intel, AMD, etc., and some of his teaching ideas have resulted in his motivated bottom‐up approach for introducing computing to serious students. He has received many of the highest honors in the field for both his research and teaching, including the 1996 IEEE/ACM Eckert‐Mauchly Award, and the 2000 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. He is a Fellow of both the IEEE and ACM.